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    feversugar reacted to W0lfgang in Future of AI in Anesthesiology   
    Radiology has nothing to worry about. Our workflow will be streamlined, like you said, and throughput will increase without compromising diagnostic accuracy. The menial tasks of our job (which I estimate take up about 15% of our time) will be automated. Detection of certain findings like lung nodules or fractures will be automated. Speech recognition will become more powerful. Radiomics will obviate biopsies. AI will change what we do and improve patient care, but won't be replacing us. On the contrary, I think we will see a boom in radiology, similar to that which was seen with the advent of digital images.
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    feversugar reacted to Lactic Folly in Changes in Personal Relationships During Residency and Their Effects on Resident Wellness   
    This may be unique to those who do an off-service PGY-1 year, but it was overall the most free time I've had since entering clerkship. If not on call, I went home when the OR or ward work was done - everything was handed over. Now with greater responsibility, work comes home with me all the time.
    I suspect there is probably as much variation in practice options *within* a lot of specialties, as there is between specialties. Positions which allow more of a work-life balance are the type you often see occupied by those closer to retirement. Of course, there will be tradeoffs in terms of income, job security, and career building, which is why fewer new grads will seek them.
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    feversugar reacted to Clapton in Why not family med?   
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    feversugar reacted to GrouchoMarx in Why not family med?   
    Whenever I was on the wards, and the patient started asking my attending about a bunch of unrelated, often hippy-dippy stuff, the attending would reply "You should talk about that with your family doctor" Then I imagined being the family doctor, and how difficult it would be trying to address all of that. That's when I decided I'd never do FM.
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    feversugar got a reaction from CanuckMoose in Mcgill Fm French   
    I met plenty of residents during Medical School at McGill who didn't know a word of French, you'll be fine!
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    feversugar got a reaction from bkbk in Cpso Registration   
    It takes a really long time and lots of paperwork. I would try to do it ASAP so you don't miss the deadline, it takes weeks to process if I remember correctly
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    feversugar got a reaction from Mephisto in Entrevue En Français À Mcgill   
    When i did them, they were conducted simultaneously/in parallel i. e. I did mine in English and was paired with a candidate doing his in French and we went though the circuit together (different rooms but same hallway type thing) and had rest stations at the same time etc.
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    feversugar got a reaction from LittleDaisy in Moving To Another Province For Residency   
    To be completely honest I didn't ask a lot of questions about the license because I'm the oddball that doesn't have s car during residency. In fact, the only time I do drive is when i go home to Montreal and borrow my dads car... maybe someone else can help you in this case. I know that other people have said that to get your license exchanged you physically have to go in person to the Driver Center during the day so you pretty much have to go post call or take a morning off. Too much hassle for something I don't use!
     
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    feversugar got a reaction from LittleDaisy in Moving To Another Province For Residency   
    No! You get private group insurance as a resident, it's great! I don't have to pay anything at all for my monthly OCP. I'm also going to have my Ottawa pharmacy fax my Montreal GP for the next renewal as well, they told me it wouldn't be a problem! In my case, I called the RAMQ and was allowed to keep my RAMQ and Quebec drivers license because I intend to go back after residency and because I go back home every two weeks or so (I'm just too lazy to do the paperwork to switch over lol). My situation is also slightly different because some ottawa hospitals straight up accept RAMQ cards (presumably due to proximity with Gatineau).
     
    My family and I rented a U-Haul and moved everything ourselves. We had two other cars and were 8 people altogether! The only big pieces I had to bring over were my bed and desk though. Went to ikea after with the truck and bought all the rest.
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    feversugar got a reaction from LittleDaisy in Moving To Another Province For Residency   
    I get my Montreal GP's Rx filled at my Ottawa Shoppers Drug Mart currently with no issues but yes there is a program by PARO to help residents get GPs. Haven't used it, but you're just supposed to email them.
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    feversugar reacted to LittleDaisy in Moving To Another Province For Residency   
    Hey guys moving to Toronto for residency, from the lovely province of Quebec.
    Anyone knows if it is easy to find a GP in GTArea? As a medical resident, do we have faster access to family physicians? In Quebec, we do have this service. Could we already sign up on the waiting list for finding a GP??? If anyone could shed light on this, it would be greatly appreciated
    The reason that I am asking, because my GP told me that her Rx prescriptions won't be valid in Ontario. I will go to my local pharmacy and ask.
     
    2) Any good moving companies to suggest between Quebec-Toronto? 
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    feversugar reacted to LittleDaisy in 2017 Carms Applicants   
    Ahahh works for me now!
    Has anyone ever asked a referee to submit a LOR in English and French? 
    I am from the lovely province of Québec, so some of my staff physicians are bilingual. But I don't know if it would be too much of me to ask them to submit the LOR in 2 languages?
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    feversugar got a reaction from MEDNUT97 in Looking For Information: Ottawa U Med French Stream?   
    CaRMS offers an official translation service (for a fee of course...). There's no other way to do it, unless your preceptor is willing to write two... I did an elective at Universite de Montreal so one of mine was in French!
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    feversugar got a reaction from Elle_MD in Mcat   
    The sentence doesn't imply that, they just say they are accepting people who have and people who haven't done it, and that the results will not be taken into consideration for this application cycle.
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    feversugar reacted to wishfulMED in Any Current Med Students In Mcgill?   
    yes
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    feversugar got a reaction from MedMama in Schedule Of Clinical(Clerkship) Years   
    Hey! So the day can start anywhere from 6:15-30 AM (gen surg), 7 AM (ward rotations, OB...) to 8-9 AM (FM, psych...). The end time will depend on the rotation, specific staff and specific residents (some will let you go early, others will expect you to stay, etc.). Usually for me it was between 4-7 pm. In the past year I found they were improving in general the compliance to the work load hour rules but to be honest a lot of rotations will not follow them.
     
    All core rotations have call, usually a few evenings a week (you stay after your usual work day, can be until 8, 10 or midnight depending on the rotation) and two weekend days. There are some rotations that may start or end at midnight, notably the shift-based rotations such as OBS and Emerg where you do at least one week of night shift (12-7/8).
     
    Electives don't usually have mandatory call, but some want to show extra interest and volunteer for them. Honestly I was super lazy and never did but other people have done it and it usually can't hurt.
     
    As for away electives, I am a bad example as well because I did all my electives in MTL (McGill mostly, one UdeM) except for a two weeker in Ottawa. I did not apply to internal however. In theory you can do all of your electives elsewhere if you wish, although it's always good to do some at your home school. Perhaps someone else can give better advise!
     
    Disclaimer: I was in the old curriculum so you may want some of the newer classes to verify what I said.
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    feversugar got a reaction from wishfulMED in Schedule Of Clinical(Clerkship) Years   
    Hey! So the day can start anywhere from 6:15-30 AM (gen surg), 7 AM (ward rotations, OB...) to 8-9 AM (FM, psych...). The end time will depend on the rotation, specific staff and specific residents (some will let you go early, others will expect you to stay, etc.). Usually for me it was between 4-7 pm. In the past year I found they were improving in general the compliance to the work load hour rules but to be honest a lot of rotations will not follow them.
     
    All core rotations have call, usually a few evenings a week (you stay after your usual work day, can be until 8, 10 or midnight depending on the rotation) and two weekend days. There are some rotations that may start or end at midnight, notably the shift-based rotations such as OBS and Emerg where you do at least one week of night shift (12-7/8).
     
    Electives don't usually have mandatory call, but some want to show extra interest and volunteer for them. Honestly I was super lazy and never did but other people have done it and it usually can't hurt.
     
    As for away electives, I am a bad example as well because I did all my electives in MTL (McGill mostly, one UdeM) except for a two weeker in Ottawa. I did not apply to internal however. In theory you can do all of your electives elsewhere if you wish, although it's always good to do some at your home school. Perhaps someone else can give better advise!
     
    Disclaimer: I was in the old curriculum so you may want some of the newer classes to verify what I said.
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    feversugar reacted to ploughboy in Pros And Cons Of Getting A Cat In Medical School   
    Mine was rejected post-interview everywhere it applied.  This despite amazing scores on the ...wait for it....wait for it...MCAT
     
    #postcalldelerious
    #doesn'tevenownacat
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    feversugar got a reaction from Candidatmed in L'achat D'un Ordinateur Portable   
    J'ai un desktop a la maison et je me suis debrouillee sans probleme avec juste un iPad pendant ma medecine Et j'ai gradue donc ca se fait bien!
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    feversugar reacted to MSWschnoodle in How Can I Get A Cool Member Title?   
    BAHHAHAHA!
     
    That is so awesome. Thank you!!!!!!
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    feversugar reacted to W0lfgang in How Can I Get A Cool Member Title?   
    You mean that title above your avatar? 
     
    Changed it for you.
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    feversugar reacted to guy in Quarms   
    How about a hearty congratulations to this year’s QuARMS inductees! Personally, I am awestruck by any 17-year old with a portfolio that can catch the eyes of an Ontario med school. These ten future colleagues (*hopefully*) earned the right to a seat in class and I am sure it was hard won. Good job!
     
     
    But there isn’t anyone asking the crucial information needed in order to judge whether merit-based selection was compromised (which I doubt btw): what is the sex distribution of the interviewees? An applicant’s competitiveness depends on the discretion of the respective high school in nominating a recipient for the Chancellor’s scholarship and to suggest a break from meritocracy at this level is to suggest a Canada-wide conspiracy to promote women to MD positions at the expense of men – ludicrous.
     
     
    Demographics on the pool of interviewees allows us to determine the likelihood of selecting ten female QuARMS students using Combinations Probability math through this formula:
     
     
    = (ways of selecting an all-female QuARMS)/(ways of selecting all possible QuARMS classes)
    = (# F invited choosing 10)/ (# total invited choosing 10).
     
     
    And even this will only produce a likelihood of selecting this well-deserving class, given certain assumptions of randomness. This includes the assumption that merit was randomly distributed between the two sexes this year, a claim that some here have already (rightfully) disputed. It is certainly possible that the girls just had their act together a little bit better than the boys this year.
     
     
    Again, well done!
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    feversugar got a reaction from MDLaval in Elective During Carms Interview Period   
    I don't have any particular answer for the question you are asking, but be careful with the 2 week elective thing because most schools have rules about not being allowed to miss more than 25% of a given rotation (and 25% of 2 weeks is nothing!) so make sure in advance that you'd be allowed to take the days off for CARMs! I met someone from UdeM who was pretty smart and did a 6 week rotation during that time so he could miss more days.
     
    (I didn't have this problem because my home school gave us 4 weeks off for CARMs but I know that's not the case everywhere!)
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    feversugar got a reaction from zaphyraph in Mems & Udem   
    C'est tres bien de lire le plus possible, mais ne te stresse pas avec ca. Lors de mon entrevue, ils m'ont demande quelque chose du genre "Que penses-tu de la position du gouvernement sur _____?" et j'avais aucune idee de quoi ils parlaient, donc j'ai simplement dit: "Ca me semble etre un sujet interessant; par contre je ne m'y connais pas beaucoup. Pourriez-vous m'en parler un peu avant?". La personne dans le scenario m'a par la suite donne un petit resume et j;ai repondu a la question en donnant mon opinion sur ce qu'elle m'a dit. Selon le score envoye par UdeS et mes offres d'admission, j'ai bien fait mes entrevues! Selon moi c'est mieux d'etre honnete si tu sais pas que d'inventer quelque chose.
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